The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released the timelines for the forthcoming elections into National Sport Federation Boards as follows:
20 April, 17: Deadline for Setting Up of Electoral Committees by National Sports Federations
25 April, 2017: Release of Nomination Forms
02 May, 2017: Deadline for Submission of Nomination Forms
09 May, 2017: Zonal Elections
12 May, 2017: Submission of Names of Representatives of Other Constituencies
16-17 May, 2017: Verification of the Names of Representatives of Other Constituencies
19-23 May, 2017: Hearing of Petitions and Appeals on Zonal Elections and Constituencies’ Representatives.
30 May, 2017: Bye Elections arising from Petitions and Appeals at Zonal And Constituency Levels
09 June, 2017: Election to the Positions of Federations Presidents & Vice Presidents
11-12 June, 2017: Hearing of Petitions
15-23 June, 2017: Hearing of Appeal Cases Including CAS
30 June, 2017: Bye-Elections arising from Petitions and Appeals
6 July, 2017: Inauguration of the National Sports Federation Boards
Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. She has a bias for athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the National Sports Festival and the African Athletics Championships, and has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).Yemi holds a BA in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University .